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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviews appeal for CD-5 drill pad


FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division is carefully reviewing the request for appeal from ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc., for the Colville River Delta 5 (CD-5) project in Alaska. The request for appeal was submitted on April 2, 2010. The Pacific Ocean Division commander has initiated a review of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District's denial of the permit application.

"We received the request for appeal and are moving deliberately to conduct a thorough review of the information provided," said Brig. Gen. Mark Yenter, commanding general and division engineer of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division. "We are looking at the appeal in accordance with regulations covering the appeals process."

On Feb. 5, 2010 the Corps' Alaska District denied ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.'s permit application to construct a drill pad identified as CD-5 west of the Colville River Delta to expand the Alpine petroleum field on the North Slope. The Alaska District determined that there are other practicable alternatives that would have a less adverse impact on the aquatic ecosystem and still meet the overall project purpose.

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